FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2013 ...
Waste, Fraud, & Abuse News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2013 CONTACT: Kristin Walter firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 898-0995 Hospitals Get $2 Billion “Free Pass” With Suspension of Medicare Claims Reviews Coalition highlights devastating financial impact of audit suspension Washington, D.C. – Members of the American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity (ACHCI) are voicing concerns about the Center for Medicare and […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2013 CONTACT: Kristin Walter email@example.com (202) 898-0995 RACs Raise Concerns About Suspension of Medicare Claims Reviews Coalition highlights devastating financial impact of new rule, points to auditors’ high accuracy rate Washington, DC – Members of the American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity (ACHCI) voiced concerns today about the new “two-midnight” rule for […]
The Council on Citizens Against Government Waste, a taxpayer and consumer protection group, is urging members of Congress to withdraw their support for the Medicare Audit Improvement Act, legislation opposed by the Proper Payments coalition. Read the full article here.
This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its quarterly report of recoveries collected by Recovery Audit Contractors. Between January and September 2013, RACs recovered $2.4 billion in Medicare overpayments. Read the full story from Fierce Healthcare here.
This week, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) is urging members of Congress to oppose or withdraw their support for the Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2013 . The taxpayer protection group outlined the damaging impact the bill would have on Medicare, seniors and taxpayers in two letters addressed to the House […]
According to a report released by the Office of Inspector General last week, negligent billing practices led to a Massachusetts hospital system pocketing over $1 million in Medicare overpayments. The New England hospital, along with two other hospitals reviewed by the OIG, contributed to $2.26 million in improper payments overall. Read the full story from […]
A new lawsuit claims Vanderbilt University Medical Center engaged in Medicare fraud for over 10 years, and that the hospital used a sophisticated software program to perpetuate the billing scheme. Read the full report here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2013 CONTACT: Becky Reeves firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 898-0995 OIG: Hospitals Account for 88 Percent of Improper Payments HHS Report highlights effectiveness of Recovery Auditors, reveals hospitals as top contributors to Medicare waste, fraud and abuse Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity today responded to a new […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2013 CONTACT: Becky Reeves email@example.com (202) 898-0995 New GAO Report Points to Ongoing Need for Recovery Auditing In effort to combat billions in Medicare waste, recovery auditors examine more claims, recover more improper payments and are less burdensome to providers than other contractors Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition […]
Seniors across the country are getting involved in the Senior Medicare Patrol program to take action against Medicare fraud. By providing resources such as fraud-report hotlines and information, the SMP is empowering seniors to recognize and avoid becoming victims of fraud. Get the full story here.